Updated on 7/31/21. Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.
College: West Virginia
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Fairly good low post scorer
Adequate mid-range shooter
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Very good rebounder
Decent shot blocker
Above average athlete
Needs to extend his shooting range
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can tend to force the issue too much on offense
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can have lapses defensively
Not an elite shot blocker
Derek Culver is a strong, mobile big man that can score and rebound the basketball in the paint. He had 22 points and 19 rebounds in his team’s January 4th win over Oklahoma State this season, and he currently projects to be a second round prospect for the 2021 draft.
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